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Brock: Do you remember bag phones and phone booths?

August 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

Technology has greatly improved our lives. Still, there are some technologies worth celebrating and others that, looking back, you think if I knew then what you know … maybe not so much.
Recently while visiting a museum, I came across a phone boot…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Brock: Welcome to Dickinson, where the golden rule applies

August 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

I moved to Dickinson almost seven years ago. Like many of the folks moving here I, too, did so for employment. Unlike many that are moving here today, I had visited Dickinson and knew about the great quality of life here on the Western Edge.
When fo…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Brock: Welcome to Dickinson, where the golden rule applies

August 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

I moved to Dickinson almost seven years ago. Like many of the folks moving here I, too, did so for employment. Unlike many that are moving here today, I had visited Dickinson and knew about the great quality of life here on the Western Edge.
When fo…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Brock: Where did my summer go?

August 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

What the heck happened? I went to sleep on May 15, woke up yesterday morning and it was the first day of August.
I feel like I’m in a “Twilight Zone” episode. One minute I fall asleep, dreaming of soaking up summer sun and enjoying all the gre…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Brock: Where did my summer go?

August 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

What the heck happened? I went to sleep on May 15, woke up yesterday morning and it was the first day of August.
I feel like I’m in a “Twilight Zone” episode. One minute I fall asleep, dreaming of soaking up summer sun and enjoying all the gre…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Brock: A visit with four of the many men moving to Dickinson

July 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

While waiting outside for the oil to get changed in the company car on what was a beautiful summer day last week, I struck up a conversation with four other guys who were also waiting for their vehicles.
They told me their names, but those are less …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Brock: Much can be learned about oil industry in a day

May 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

I attended the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference in Bismarck on Wednesday.
This year’s theme is Bakken Strong and the main three areas of focus were economy, technology and opportunity. Technology was what blew me away at last year’s conferen…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Candidates for U.S. House, state ag commissioner races debate for first time

May 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — North Dakota candidates for Congress and state agriculture commissioner squared off in the first statewide debates of the election year Thursday night in Bismarck.
Ryan Taylor, a cattle rancher and former state senator from Towner whose…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Brock: Modern inventions are more for pleasure than necessity

April 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

The longer I live, there is a growing list of inventions that I never could have imagined.
Most fail in comparison to the amazing new things my grandparents witnessed in their life, like automobiles, tractors, airplanes, spaceships, running water, e…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Brock: Modern inventions are more for pleasure than necessity

April 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

The longer I live, there is a growing list of inventions that I never could have imagined.
Most fail in comparison to the amazing new things my grandparents witnessed in their life, like automobiles, tractors, airplanes, spaceships, running water, e…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com